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Truckin’ Thursdays: William Byron, Championship 4 Among Storylines to Watch at Homestead

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When the checkered flag flies over the field at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2016 season will come to a close. The champion will be crowned, the champagne will flow and the year will be capped off with what promises to be an exciting race with plenty of storylines to follow along the way. Four Drivers, One Champion …

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Tracking the Trucks: Daniel Suarez Scores First Career Victory in Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: Daniel Suarez finished 0.510 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to score his first career Truck Series win in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150. Suarez, who had one of the two strongest trucks in the field, took advantage of teammate William Byron‘s blown motor and led the final 12 circuits en route to …

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Daniel Suarez Grabs First Career Win as Championship 4 is Set at Phoenix

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Daniel Suarez is winless no more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After finishing runner-up four times, the part-time driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota snagged his first-career win Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnny Sauter, who swept the first two races in this round, finished second. Matt Crafton. Cameron …

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Joey Logano Walks Away from Texas Disappointed in 2nd-Place Finish

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

He led a race high 178 laps, but instead of going to Victory Lane, Joey Logano walked away disappointed with a runner-up finish, his fourth on the season. After taking the lead on the restart, following five laps of a running under yellow to begin the race, Logano relinquished that top spot just twice in …

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Kyle Larson Wins XFINITY O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

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Brad Keselowski, who started on the pole, may have had the strongest car and led the most laps, but in the end it was Kyle Larson who emerged victorious in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. “We had a really strong car and we made a major stride forward with …

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Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski Pace Pair of Cup Practices Saturday in Texas

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Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski posted the fastest speeds in a pair of Sprint Cup Series practices ahead of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the second race in the Round of 8. Blaney posted a lap at 188.515 mph on the first lap of the first session, which was enough to keep him atop the leaderboard …

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Brad Keselowski Takes XFINITY Pole in Tiebreaker Over Erik Jones

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Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones posted identical 186.909 mph speeds in the final round of qualifying for this afternoon’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, but because the No. 22 car sits higher in the owner standings, Keselowski will lead the field to green for the first time this season. Jones, who led the first two rounds …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Puts Exclamation Point on Championship 4 Bid

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter passed Matt Crafton just before the field took the white flag to win the Striping Technology 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter led just six laps en route to his third win of the season and the seventh for GMS Racing. Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick and Daniel Suarez …

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Kyle Larson, Dakoda Armstrong Lead XFINITY Series Practices in Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Kyle Larson and Dakoda Armstrong paced the pair of XFINITY Series practice sessions held on Friday ahead of Saturday afternoon’s O’Really Auto Parts Challenge. Larson led the first session with a fast lap at 185.599 mph, just one-tenth of a second faster than Daniel Suarez. Matt Tifft was second quickest, followed by Erik Jones. Kevin …

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